Book Review: Artists and Their Pets

By The Bark, September 2017
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For lovers of art and animals comes a delightful new book—Artists and Their Pets—a colorfully illustrated account of notable artists and their animal companions … Picasso and his numerous cats and dogs; Frida Kahlo and her menagerie; and lesser-known creatives such as Franz Marc, who, via his paintings, tried to visualize the world through the eyes of animals. Both the writing (Susie Hodge) and illustrations (Violet Lemay) are spirited and revelatory. This charming book, which will appeal to both adults and children, encourages the reader to view these artists’ work with fresh eyes and a renewed appreciation.